I grew up in western KY. The state at that time was pretty much a Democrat state, but a lot of local offices were held by Republicans. Most people around us were Southern Baptists (as i was raised), Methodists, or Church of God members. My dad was a coal miner, he operated the...
"Get Over It."
October 9, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that a New Hampshire audience member would "get over" cuts to Social Security payments as a result of his reform plan -- and the left is already pouncing on the comment.
The Republican presidential...
September 25, 2014)As Eric Holder prepares to step down as the Attorney General, he leaves behind a trail of cases; many seeking the kind of justice some believe only he could hand down.Holder was the driving force behind some of the modern day strides people of color have made...
On my mother's side, I'm a second-generation American. Both her parents immigrated from Italy. My father's family seems to go back to the 1600s in the US, so I'm only half a second genner, if you will, but on both sides of the family, my forbears had to work (hard...
Barrett: What Rudy Giuliani Knows About Love--
A Response to his "Doesn't Love America" Critique of Obama
New York Daily News
February 20, 2015
Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love.
Ask Regina Peruggi, the second cousin he grew up with and married, who was "offended" when...
APOLOGIZE TO BERNIE SANDERS
August 10, 2015
Black Lives Matter wants the two women who shut down a Bernie Sanders event in Seattle on Saturday to publicly apologize to the senator and presidential candidate.
BLM's Jason Easley wrote about Marissa Johnson and...
Taking a brief respite from her otherwise drunken, brawling, trailer park lifestyle that she holds so dear in Alaska, the former half Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin decided recently to saunter forth and supply us yet again with a few more memorable quotes. We have seen...
Someone emailed this to me prior to the recent election. It's pretty funny...
Dear Red States:
We're ticked off at your neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've decided we're leaving:
"Legitimate rape" is almost reason enough!
We in New York intend to form our own...
It's time for Senators and Congresspersons to take a bite of a reality sandwich. Granted, it doesn't taste as good as prime rib, as it's just a couple of pieces of bread made up of leftover scraps, and probably smothered in salad dressing or mayo.
I digress. I challenge all...
September 20, 2013
"The debate that's going on in Congress is not meeting the test of helping middle-class families,"
Obama said. "They're focused on trying to mess with me. They're not focused on you."
"A government shutdown is not abstract," he continued...
The parties allowed on the ticket are the Republicans and Democrats. The Green Party is popular enough in Austin to keep them on the ballot by getting enough votes. I don't miss elections but have never voted for any Republican. I usually vote for the Democrat and for any...
September 16, 2015
At Wednesday's second Republican debate, Carly Fiorina described a secretly recorded video from an anti-abortion group, part of a series that includes Planned Parenthood executives, as showing "a fully formed fetus on the table,
The Daily Beast
March 10, 2015
A day after releasing a letter that potentially threatened the Obama Administration's negotiations with Iran, some Republicans who signed on are realizing it was a bad call.
Behind the scenes, Republicans are wondering if sending an open...
”This is a rather depressing time for those of us who are Democrats as the Republicans are expected to make gains in the 2014 mid-term elections. But let’s look on the bright side. At least the entertainment value of Congress may be increased a bit with the election...
April 24, 2013
A dangerous, devious, dishonest, ultra-conservative EPer posted the following story today in the
"I Think Barack Obama Is Dangerous For This Country" group
"How Do We Stop Mass Shootings In America?
Why is it that the people who steal guns, then go and kill...
(CBS News) In Pennsylvania, a judge held a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the state law that requires voters to show a photo ID. The judge has until Tuesday to rule. We examine what's at stake.
Sixty-eight-year-old Doris Clark was turned down three times applying for...
If I say the word taxes you will have a coronary, so perhaps I will whisper...revenue.
Quit grabbing for your chest and listen to me for a second. Breathe.
Paying taxes is not evil. You can conjure images of colonists tossing crates into the harbor if you want...
Talking Points Memo, February 27, 2015
WASHINGTON --In a huge embarrassment for Republican leaders, the GOP House voted down their bill Friday to avert a Homeland Security shutdown hours before the deadline.
The House GOP plan was to pass a three-week stopgap bill...
October 30, 2012
ROMNEY LIKENS HURRICANE RELIEF TO CLEANING UP RUBBISH AND PAPER PRODUCTS FROM A FOOTBALL FIELD... IS HE JOKING?
It's become a platitude to say that no one should be playing politics with
Hurricane Sandy, but that's silly.
The Huffington Post
October 24, 2011
Talking to a Republican can be frustrating. Often it seems like they are speaking an entirely different language -- and, in many cases, they are!
For this reason, in the hopes of facilitating cross-party dialogue and...
his mouth yet again.
Yes the man who has changed parties as often as he has changed wives,had this to say about President Obama,""I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America," Giuliani is quoted as saying...
Below are the full remarks of President Barack Obama from the Democratic National Convention.
"Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to...
In what may have been the opening salvo in attempts to discredit Hillary Clinton in anticipation of a 2016 Presidential bid, John Bolton recently and loudly criticized her when she was unable to appear before the Senate, and testify relating to Benghazi. Never mind that these...
Yeah. I read it. I also read the Fountainhead, long before it was newsworthy. I read it for Literature's sake, and because I was intrigued by the author, and because they were well-written (despite the long tedious stretches). I came away with the feeling that they were creepy...
A MESSAGE TO GEORGE BUSH AND RICHARD CHENEY FROM A DYING VETERAN
To: George W. Bush and Richard Cheney
From: Tomas Young
"I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans.
I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers...
Yes, I am a registered Democrat. But somehow I feel that politics in America has gotten too polarized!
It's gotten so bad that we can't even elect a president and we comment negatively about the opposite party endlessly. How can we ever come together and really make change...
and I honestly don't know much about this crap so don't blow up on me because of my lack of knowledge,
I'm democrat, pretty much because I'm poor, every republican I've EVER met was a total *******, who was rich. Or wanted to be. They look down on us, which is pitiful,
Im not into politics but making racist remarks against Mexicans after what happened in South Carolina (though that was against African Americans) is just ****** up! My mom is Costa Rican (Dad Italian) and she finds his remarks very rude and offensive to not just Mexicans but to...
AND 2016 HOPEFULS EAGERLY AUDITION
September 13, 2015
When Republican candidates gather for Wednesday night's debate on a stage in front of President Ronald Reagan's
Air Force One and a stone's throw from the Gipper's grave site, they will appropriate their...
The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Sandra Fluke's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below:
Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on...
No wonder why the Conservatives are screaming their heads off about Socialism. Not to mention they don't even know the real definition!
Fox: the Socialist News Network
To watch Fox News on...
October 17, 2012
Tonight our President was articulate and forceful -- in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate.
He stated his beliefs, he defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second...
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Now, Mr. Mayor, fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president. (Cheers, applause.) And I’ve got one in mind. (Cheers, applause...
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Below are the prepared remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention:
Thank you so much, Elaine … we are so grateful for your family’s service and sacrifice … and we will always have your back.
Over the past few...
March 10, 2015
"A Near-Unprecedented Attempt By One Party To Meddle In The Foreign Diplomatic Affairs Of The United States"
(The Kansas City Star)
"A Profound And Dismaying Disrespect For The Office Of The Presidency"
(The Detroit Free Press)
"We Strenuously Condemn Their...
December 16, 2014
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Sarah Palin, and Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) and other Republicans have all distinguished themselves in terms of the 2014 field of untruths.
Their exaggerations about Ebola constitute the "Lie of the Year...
Human Trafficking Bill
Dallas Morning News, March 17, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Efforts to quash a filibuster on Sen John Cornyn-authored bill to combat human trafficking failed Tuesday morning when Republicans couldn't muster the 60 votes needed.
Cornyn called the bill "one of...
comedian Sarah Palin. Amazingly, she comes somewhat close to being semi-coherent in this particular stand-up routine. Not only that, but she almost seems to have an understanding (of some sort) of the meaning of a commonly used Latin phrase, helpfully pointing out to the...
Fiorina Lies To Fox"
September 21, 2015
Carly Fiorina has a big problem with the truth.
More specifically, she has a problem with embellishing the truth, in a manner very reminiscent of disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams.
On Friday, conservative radio show...